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Affordable Housing In Cherokee County
Georgia

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cherokee County

Colbert Square

211 Woodpark Pl
Woodstock, Georgia
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Cherokee Residential Services

133 Univeter Rd
Canton, Georgia
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Hearthstone Landing

100 Hearthstone Landing Dr
Canton, Georgia

Alexander Ridge Apartments

102 Alexander Dr
Canton, Georgia

Hickory Knoll

Oakside Dr
Canton, Georgia

Hickory Knoll Apartments

800 Oakdale Rd
Canton, Georgia

River Ridge Apartments at Canton

100 River Ridge Dr
Canton, Georgia

Alta Ridge Walk

1 Elena Way
Woodstock, Georgia

Heritage at Madison Pointe

1561 Stone Bridge Pkwy
Woodstock, Georgia

The Laurels at Greenwood

1215 Greenwood Dr
Canton, Georgia

Housing Authorities that serve Cherokee County

Housing Authority Programs
Georgia Department of Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Cherokee County, Georgia

There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,058 affordable apartments for rent in Cherokee County, Georgia.

Income Based Apartments in Cherokee County, Georgia

Cherokee County features 225 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Cherokee County, Georgia

There are 1,833 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cherokee County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cherokee County, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Cherokee County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Cherokee County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Cherokee County, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,067 and $1,304.

2021 Cherokee County, Georgia Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Fair Market Rent $1,016 $1,040 $1,185 $1,491 $1,823
Payment Standard Range $914 to $1,118 $936 to $1,144 $1,067 to $1,304 $1,342 to $1,640 $1,641 to $2,005

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Cherokee County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 2,058
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 225
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.65%
Average Renter Household Size 2.87
Average Household Size 2.84
Median Household Income $68,926 ±$2,411
Median Rent $1,010 ±$39
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.08% ± 3.68pp
Total Population 225,944

Population and Household Demographics

Cherokee County is a county in Georgia with a population of 225,944. There are 79,133 households in the county with an average household size of 2.84 persons. 22.65% of households in Cherokee County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cherokee County

The median gross income for households in Cherokee County is $68,926 a year, or $5,744 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,010 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cherokee County, a household making less than $3,367 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.08% of households who rent are overburdened in Cherokee County.

Area Median Income In Cherokee County

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

In Cherokee County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,700

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Cherokee County

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Cherokee County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,400 $19,850 $22,350 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $28,950 $33,100 $37,250 $41,350 $44,700 $48,000 $51,300 $54,600
80% of Median $46,350 $52,950 $59,550 $66,150 $71,450 $76,750 $82,050 $87,350

Cities In Cherokee County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Ball Ground The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ball Ground is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Canton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Canton are the Canton Housing Authority and Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Holly Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Holly Springs is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Mountain Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mountain Park is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Nelson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nelson is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Waleska The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waleska is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Woodstock The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woodstock is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.